The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio introduces Evelyn Ryan, an enterprising woman who kept poverty at bay with wit, poetry, and perfect prose during the "contest era" of the 1950s and 1960s. Standing up to the church, her alcoholic husband, and antiquated ideas about women, Evelyn turned every financial challenge into an opportunity for innovation, all the while raising her six sons and four daughters with the belief that miracles are an everyday occurrence.
Eating the cake her mother has prepared for her ninth birthday, Rose Edelstein discovers she has a gift: she can taste her mother's emotions in the food she prepares. Soon, every bite Rose takes is filled with feelings-not just her mother's but those of other people as well-and what might have been a gift becomes a burden and then, perhaps, a curse.
Join us for a discussion of the particular sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender. October 25, 7:30 p.m. Sun Room.
The race is on to stop the devastating proliferation of the ultimate bioweapon.
Hear author Paul McEuen speak about his work in Schlow's Community Room on October 13 at 7 p.m.
Then join us to discuss Spiral on October 25th, 2011 at 2:30 in the Community Room.
After the death of his mother, twelve-year-old David turns to his books for solace and finds himself in a fantastic land that strangely mirrors his own.
Come join us for The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly on September 27th, 2011 at 2:30 in the Community Room, and hear John Connolly speak about his work on the same day at 7 pm.
Follow the story of Najin Han, the privileged daughter of a calligrapher, as she traverses an ever-changing world in early twentieth century Korea.
Join us for a discussion on The Calligrapher's Daughter by Eugenia Kim on Tuesday, November 15th at 6:30 p.m. in the Sun Room.
Follow Robert K. Wittman, founder of the FBI's Art Crime team, as he recounts his days going undercover to catch art thieves and scammers around the world.
Join us for a discussion on Priceless by Robert K. Wittman on Tuesday, October 18th at 6:30 p.m. in the Sun Room.
From the Pulitzer prize-winning author of "March" comes a novel inspired by a true story, one which traces the journey of a rare illuminated manuscript through centuries of exile and war.
Join us for a discussion on People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks on Tuesday, September 20th at 6:30 p.m. in the Sun Room.
Wow! What a great summer! 2, 237 kids participated in the One World, Many Stories summer reading program!
The program is over for the year, but don't forget to keep your eyes peeled for the November Book Club, "Get Fired Up About Reading!"
Click "more info" to see or print out your book log from the Summer Reading Program.